4th Grade Goes to the Polls

The future voters and decision-makers are in our classrooms! Meyer Prep’s 4th Grade Social Studies Class culminated their election this week with speeches for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Supreme Court Justice. Everybody worked incredibly hard on their campaign posters and speeches. Each student cast their ballot in a private voting booth. The most amazing moments occurred after the winners were announced - students clapped and cheered for each other and only had positive comments for one another!

The winners for our 2020 4th Grade Election:
President: Kaia P.
Vice-President: Mika B.
Secretary: Ava L.
Treasurer: Emily L.
Supreme Court Justice(s): Gabbi R.and Caylah S.

Click here to see more photos of the 4th Grade Election that took place on Tuesday.

Pajama-kah! Community Chanukah Celebration

Invite your whole family to celebrate the 8th night of Chanukah together with us as a school community! Mark your calendars for December 17 at 6:30 pm to join us via Zoom in your favorite PJ’s to light the candles as a community, bake delicious Chanukah cookies, play exciting games, and get your groove on at our glow-in-the-dark DJ dance party! More details to follow.

Staff Spotlight - Iris Milstein

We love our Meyer Prep Faculty and Staff! We look forward to introducing you to a new staff member each week so that you can see the dedicated, smiling faces of Meyer Prep.

This week, meet Iris Milstein. Morah Iris teaches Middle School IB Language Acquisition - Hebrew!

 
Here are some fun facts about Morah Iris:

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Jerusalem. I am forever a "Yerushalmit" - ("a Jerusalem Girl").

What is something you love to do outside of school?

I love to read, run, and go to the beach.

What is one of your personal goals?

To be able to deliver to as many children as possible the Hebrew language in a way that will make them feel closer to Judaism, Israel, and its culture.

Where's your 'happy place'?

My home. (whether it is here in PBG or in Jerusalem).

What is something your students might not know about you?

While serving in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), I was privileged to join the unit I worked with for a parachuting course, and as the only girl, I had to be the first one to jump off the plane ... ✈️

Beautiful Collaborative Artwork for Red Ribbon Week!

During Red Ribbon week, Meyer Prep students discussed making healthy choices. In art class, lower school students created artwork for these wonderful collaborative posters showing how they take care of their bodies and make good choices for themselves. K-2nd Grade (left) students "would be nuts not to be healthy", and 3-5th Graders (right) are "drug-free superheroes"!

5 Students Inducted into National Junior Honor Society

The Meyer Prep National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) inducted five new Seventh Grade students: Danielle G., Noah K., Tova K., Meadow M., and Ava S. Congratulations to these students on this prestigious accomplishment!

Staff Spotlight - Adrienne Turk

We love our Meyer Prep Faculty and Staff! We look forward to introducing you to a new staff member each week so that you can see the dedicated, smiling faces of Meyer Prep.

This week, meet Mrs. Adrienne Turk. Mrs. Turk teaches Kindergarten-8th Grade Art and our Visual Arts Elective.

Here are some fun facts about Mrs. Turk:

Where are you from?

I live in Florida now, but I will always be a New Yorker.

What is something you love to do outside of school?

I love to read about art, go see art and I love to make art. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach State College and I currently have 2 new lockdown inspired works on display in a Faculty Exhibition at the Lake Worth campus.

What is one of your personal goals?

I would love to eat my way through Paris and to see the Mona Lisa when the world opens up again. And a Ph.D. in art history would be nice too.

Where's your 'happy place'?

My happy place is my state of mind when I am participating in the artistic process. Anytime I can be in the artmaking moment is when I am most at peace. This is why I love to teach art as much as making art.

What is something your students might not know about you?

My spirit animal is a monkey. Monkeys represent curiosity, energy, playfulness, compassion, and creativity. Also, when my daughter (a Meyer graduate) was little, I called her my “Maya Monkey." 

Newest Meyer Student Brings Israel into the Classroom

With a focus on global citizenship, world cultures, and the interaction between people, our Meyer Prep Middle School IB students had the opportunity to hear first hand about life in Israel and the challenges of the 72-year-old state. On Friday, 7th grader, Elad E. shared his experiences growing up and living in Nes Tziyona, a small city in the center of Israel.

During language and literature class, Elad read aloud his personal narrative reflecting on his experience living through Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. His beautifully crafted composition enhanced his classmates' knowledge about the history and neighbors of the land. Later, during Hebrew class, Elad shared a presentation reflecting the culture and traditions of Israeli life. After the talk and a robust question and answer session, students headed outside to learn and play Israeli games and try some popular Israeli snacks.

Staff Spotlight - Carrie Davis

We love our Meyer Prep Faculty and Staff! We look forward to introducing you to a new staff member each week so that you can see the dedicated, smiling faces of Meyer Prep.

This week, meet Mrs. Carrie Davis who teaches 4th and 5th Grade math and 4th Grade science and social studies.

Here are some fun facts about Mrs. Davis:

Where are you from?

I was born in Flushing, New York, and I grew up in Whitestone, New York.

What is something you love to do outside of school?

Outside of school, I like to watch movies and TV, as well as travel. Unfortunately, I have not been able to participate in these activities recently, except for watching movies and TV. The best travel memories I have are going on cruises.

What is one of your personal goals?

One of my personal goals and my dream is to become a children's author.

Where's your 'happy place'?

My "happy place" is not even a real place... But I feel happiest knowing that my two sons are happy since they are my world.

What is something your students might not know about you?

I think my spirit animal is a tiger. As a young child, I used to carry a tiger stuffed animal with me wherever I went, feeling protected.🐯

PTO Chanukah in a Box

Bring extra fun, light, and love to your home with this holiday box filled with Chanukah crafts and goodies for the whole family! Bake delicious cookies with your family with the recipe and cookie cutters, sing Chanukah blessings and songs, guided by the song sheet, light your home with the glow of Chanukah candles, play traditional holiday games with the dreidel and gelt and enjoy fun surprises included to make this Chanukah shine!! Purchase your Chanukah in a Box at the PTO store for $50 by clicking here. Supplies are limited and we will sell out! Click here for more information.

Middle School iHebrew Program

Our IB Middle School students are learning Hebrew with a special program: iHebrew, an innovative, interactive, and research-based program, using 21st-century technology developed in Israel. The iHebrew program includes video clips, audio recordings, built-in structured exercises, virtual flashcards, Israeli songs, and Quizlet activities. Through the videos and the different activities, the students are not only learning Hebrew but also expanding their horizons about the Israeli culture. The students are enjoying the different activities, especially acting up the different dialogues.